Gabriel Prokofiev & Peter Gregson
The Queens Hall, 85 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
This Saturday Gabriel Prokofiev's 'Cello Multtiracks' gets its first Scottish performance at Edinburgh's stunning Queens Hall.Following recent performances in Berlin and at France's Nemo festival, Peter Gregson will again perform the suite's solo cello line along with eight pre-recorded tracks.
We released Cello Multitracks as an album last year to critical acclaim from The Times, The Independent, and Gramophone among other sources. More recently we followed this up with a remix contest for 'Float Dance', the results of which you can stream here.
For the night at The Queens Hall Gabriel & Peter will perform a newly developed version of the piece incorporating elements from the remixes included on the album, by the likes of DJ Spooky, Tim Exile, and others.
About the Music
‘Cello Multitracks’ continues Prokofiev’s interest in reconnecting concert music with a sense of what is contemporary and tangible: “Classical music has a long history of using dance forms that are popular at the time, a very exciting approach that has been largely neglected recently.”As the performer, Gregson comments that Prokofiev’s vocabulary of sounds is “pulled from a wider net than anything else I've worked on before. It wasn't just about learning the notes and rhythms (although this was a big thing, too!) - the most important thing was to be able to recreate sounds from electronica and dance music acoustically.” In this context, Peter Gregson’s own contribution was invaluable: “the fact that Peter makes his own electronic music and has a lot of studio experience, meant that he 'got' the music straight away and we were on the same wavelength immediately.”